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Honey, I Broke the House
Season 3, episode 20
Honey, i broke the house
Air date March 9, 1990
Writer(s) Kim Weiskopf
Director Bill Foster
Previous Those Better Not Be the Days
Next Just Say No Way
Honey, I Broke the House is episode twenty in season three of Full House. It originally aired on March 9, 1990.


Jesse wants to have a romantic night with Becky, who tells Jesse that she can't because she is scheduled for a business dinner with Beau McIntyre, a former football player who is scheduled to be a guest on Wake Up, San Francisco, and that makes Jesse jealous.

Joey is preoccupied with his new car "Rosie", a 1963 rambler. When he sees a nick in Rosie's paint, he leaves with Comet to go to Sid & Jean's Auto Supplies to buy a bottle of touch-up paint. While Joey is gone, Stephanie gets inside of "Rosie" so she will have something to do.

As she is sitting in the driver's seat, she decides to turn the radio on; it does not come on, so she turns the key, hoping that she is turning it toward the auxiliary option that allows you to turn on the radio while the car is not running. Instead, she ends up starting the car. Not knowing what the letters and numbers on the gear lever mean, and forgetting about the radio dials she was turning earlier, she thinks the letter R means "radio," so she puts it on "R", only to learn the hard way that "R" means reverse, as "Rosie" backs up and crashes into the kitchen. She is so terrified and feels so bad about it that she has her ride to dance class drop her off at Becky's house on the way home, and Stephanie tells Becky that she can never go back home.

Jesse shows up at Becky's house to apologize for being jealous. In the process, he also talks to Stephanie, who is afraid Danny will stop loving her when he sees what she has done. Back at home, Danny proves her wrong, because although he was indeed angry about the mess, he forgives her, and promises that there is nothing she could ever do that would make him stop loving her.


The episode title is a take on the 1989 movie Honey, I Shrunk the Kids.


Michelle: There's a car in the kitchen!
D.J. & Kimmy: WHOA BABY!!
D.J.: There's a car in the kitchen!
Michelle: I told you so.
D.J.: Michelle, do you know how Joey's car got in here?
Michelle: Yes I do.
D.J.: How?
Michelle: Through the window.

Danny: Joey, are you all right? You had us worried sick!
Joey: Danny, I'm fine.
Danny: In that case, you're in big trouble, mister!

Stephanie: I dro--- I dro--- I dro---
Rebecca: You dropped something? Did something break? What did you break?
Stephanie: You name it, I broke it.

Stephanie: I’m going to start a new life as a Mexican hat dancer.

Rebecca: [after hearing that Stephanie backed Joey’s car into the kitchen] No wonder you're moving to Mexico.

Michelle: [while Joey leans on his crashed car, sobbing] Don't cry. Be a big boy.

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